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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00am EDT
, but -- [ applause ] we have a big football star on the show tonight. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. [ cheers and applause ] good news today. the nfl players and the league restarted talks, so, that's good. there's some optimism that the nfl season may go on as scheduled this year. which is great. but in the meantime, the players are still out of work. so try so to try to help out, i've been hiring some of them here at the show. when we shoot a segment out on the street, we bring a production team in to make sure things go smoothly. and guillermo, today, you worked with terrell suggs, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: did he do a goododob? >> i think so. >> jimmy: you think so? well, let's take a look. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here for -- >> jimmy kimmel! what's up, buddy! >> we're trying to shoot. step out. >> sorry. >> okay, guillermo. let's go again. and action. >> hi, it's me guillermo, i'm here, hollywood boulevard for -- >> let's go, baby. yeah. >> i think you kill him. >> yeah, i will. >> thank you, mr. terrell. >> no problem. >> ow. >> anybody else want some? where you at? >> jimmy: a ma
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Jul 4, 2011 3:00am EDT
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less and looking at guideline, increase increased fruits and vegetable, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chain, 3,000 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of them met the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines or be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child that is really obese, that that child should be taken from their parents and put into foster care. what do you think about
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots maybe eight or nine. many assumed they were fireworks left over from july 4th. >> there's constantly people hanging out in the streets but no one dangerous, you know, we ever thought. >> when residents learned two men had been shot dead on their street, another sent to the hospital in critical condition, they were shocked. >> i'm glad it's not me. that's all i got to say. >> that's awful, though. i hope that the one in critical condition survives. >> there are several surveillance cameras in the area, including some at this corner gas station and a nearby camera with a microphone. police are examining the footage for clues. >> this is an active area of the community and there are a lot
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 12:00am EDT
that it looks like it's going to be a big hit. >> with five grammys, 25 million albums sold and record-breaking music videos, she's one of the best-receiving artists of all time. and now, lady gaga brings her celebrated gift of fashion to the littlest of monsters. gaga goo goo. lady gaga baby wear. ♪ my momma told me ♪ when i was young ♪ we're all superstars >> gaga goo goo! >> gaga goo goo! >> we were born this way! ♪ baby i was born this way >> and coming soon, my new platforms. [ chchrs and applause ] >> jimmy: we had a real commotion here last night. there was a documentary about an electronic music festival premiering across the street. a dj tweeted that he was going to do a free show here and suddenly hundreds of people showed up. the riot police came in. but -- ravers refused to leave. they had to arrestt a bunch of people. a statue of marylyn monroe from the wax museum was attacked. imagine if this crowd wasn't on ecstasy. i mean, this could have been -- the police were like, move along, there's nothing to rub up against here, it's -- [ laughter ] i really don't even kn
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 12:00am EDT
this crisis because they care more about rich people and big corporations than they do about ordinary americans. >> most americans regardless of political party don't understand how we can ask a senior citizen to pay more for her medicare before we ask a corporate jet owner or the oil companies to give up tax breaks that other companies don't get. how can we ask a student to pay more for college before we ask hedge fund managers t t stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries? how can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don't need and didn't ask for? >> speaker boehner responded by holding firm to the gop line -- no new taxes. >> the president has often said we need a balanced approach which in washington means we spend more and you pay more. having run a small business, i know those tax increases will destroy jobs. >> the two men have worked for months. golfing. meeting in public and private. to get a deal. they seem to have struck up a genuine working relationship. like those days of yore in washington wh
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 3:00am EDT
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a florida couple and th
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Jul 7, 2011 12:00am EDT
and her 11 remaining bachelors traveled to thailand. the producers have been promising a big surprise. which, usually a big surprise in thailand involves finding a penis where there isn't supposed to be one. but sadly, that did not happen. the surprise, i would guess, is the return of bentley. he pretended to be interested in ashley the whole time, but said terrible things behind her back. of course she fell in love with him. he's coming back. but for the last two weeks, it seems like all we hear is the name bentley. >> my heart is still aching from bentley leaving. >> tough week, bentley leaving. >> it was so personal when bentley left. >> spending time with him is really what i needed to start getting over bentley. i'm afraid i would have overlooked him if bentley was still here. i'm so scared i'm never going to be able to get over this bentley thing. spending time with the guys is really what i needed to start getting over bentley. i'm really scared to open myself up to somebody who might become another bentley. i felt about bentley and maybe w they were surpass what i felt for ben
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Jul 18, 2011 11:35pm EDT
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00am EDT
engaged. not a big deal. i'm sure they didn't do anything stupid like get their names tattooed on each other. kat von d lives in l.a. and jesse jameses lives in texas and they said the distance was just too much. i feel like this could have been all solved with an ipad commercial, but that's just me. for jesse james, it's good-bye kat von d and hello to kat von e. last night on bravo, the reunion of the real houseseves of new it was so good to see them back together. there was a lot of fighting during the reunion, but it was hard to tell how angry they were because of all the botox they have in their heads. we took the audio from last night's reunion and combined it with video from an old josie and the pussycats cartoon and i think it made it more entertaining to watch. >> i want to talk about some stuff that jill has accused ramona of. being disrespectful by wearing cream to a wedding. >> in my book, i thought it was not okay. you both looked beautiful and that's all -- >> it's a lot ruder to call someone a [ bleep ] bitch at the wedding than it is to wear cream. >> by the way, you ar
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
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Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: you go to the visitation? >> yeah, we're one big happy fally. >> reporter: lovely. >> i think itit good around important for the girls to see that we get along. >> reporter: and when it's not a good day? >> i never say we're going to see dad and have it not happen. i wait until the last minute and see how things are. >> reporter: last october, things seemed just fine as the divorced couple took the kids on an unusual family trip to new york. but what began as a visit to the american girl doll store turned into a night that exploded in scandal. >> it s srted out great. >> we had a great time until a certain incident happened. >> reporter: an incident at the plaza hotel with police on the scene and sheen in the hospital, accuses of assault. >> charlie sheen hospitalized. >> bizarre episode. >> reporte . >> he trashed a suite. >> reporter: what puzzled everyone is why denise was at the dinner party. why do you think he invited you there? >> well, he said he didn't want me to feel left out. >> reporter: why did you say yes? >> i thought it was nice. he and i could have a grown up
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
ABC
Jul 23, 2011 12:00am EDT
also have targeted politicians and even some victims of crimes to get stories, which is a big deal. so they brought rupert murdoch in for questioning to find out how much of this he knew about. and throughout the interrogation, he did an odd thing. he kept pounding on the table. watch this. >> i need to say something. and this is not an excuse. maybe an explanation. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. employ 53,000 people around the world who are proud and great and ethical and -- [ [ ughter ] >> jimmy: he did finally get it. so, i guess it was a fly. you know, some people -- [ applause ] kind of interesting. i i don't know rupert murdoch o much about him, but some people think he was intentionally appearing to be confused. i don't know, he's an 80-year-old man. don't you have to now how to use a cell phone before you can hack into one? he paiai$580 million for myspace. obviously he knows nothing about technology. [ laughter ] rupert said that he was embarrassed and that today was the most humble day of his life. mostly because every other day involves him swimming in a
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
increases on the table. if it comes together it would affect every single american. >> big news. we'll get to that. >>> right away to what's happening for casey anthony. she could go free this morning. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando, florida, where she's been tracking every development in the case. good morning to you, ashleigh. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. of course, 9:00 this morning we'll find out if she stays in jail or walks free. i have news to make for you, as well. she may have a brand-new chapter of legal troubles. the state is going after her for the cost of all that investigative work and the people who searched for her are thinking of suing her for $112,000, as well. all of this while casey was served with a subpoena in jail to appear at a law office in that civil suit against her by that nanny's name who she co-opted but first we have to find out if she's even going to be out of jail. it's casey anthony's 997th day in jail, but it could be one of her last. crowds are expected to flood the protest zone set up at the courthouse. but some were lucky enough to get ticks insi
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Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
that the jobs report will bleed o over io big negotiations over debt and deficit reduction and there was a sense yesterday that the two sides were getting a bit more polarized, the republicans and democrats pulling and pushing in different rections. dan. >> aside from those we have to remember that there are real people behind those dismal numberer david, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> and now to that horrible accident at the texas rangers game. a fan died after falling while trying to catch a ball that was tossed into the stands by a player. now major league baseball issued a statement saying our players are encouraged to be fan friendly and we will carefully review this with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for our fans. here's abc's barbara pinto with more on this. >> reporter: it is the ultimate ballpark souvenir. but at what price? one dad's request turned into a tragic accident. >> behind me i heard somebody say, hey, how about the n nt one. got the next one, threw it in that direction. >> reporter: shannon stone with a 6-year-old son cooper at his side re
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00am EDT
to benothing. carmageddon was a big glop. this time, we can't even blame bruce willis for it. it was a flop on its own. they finished 17 hours early. i've been living here for 17 years. coming back from around on sunday, we had less traffic than i've ever seen. the streets were completely clear. everyone was calm and responsible. they just stayed off the road. even lindsay lohan did not do anything. and while i -- [ applause ] i applaud usrestraint, i feel we might be losing our edge a little bit. i might get a galen of gasoline and set a dumpster on file after the show just to kick start things. get them back on track. did any of you see this harry potter movie this weekend? [ applause ] calm down. it's for children, for god sakes. harry potter and the deathly hallows part two made $168.6 million in north america alone this weekend. it's the highest opening weekend for any movie ever. even bigger than "the clumps." i don't want to spoil it for anyone but harry turns out to be a wizard. this is the eighth and final movie of the serie. i guess the focus is on the battle between harry and lor
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Jul 8, 2011 2:35am EDT
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
that president obama told congressional leaders in the room last night that he still wants the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u
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Jul 26, 2011 2:35am EDT
survival story to the big screen. the 33 men have sold the rights to their story to mike med avoid, producer of "black swan" and "shutter island." the miners say they want the movie to emphasize faith, teamwork and respect. a studio still has to pick up the film. >> i'm sure one will. >>> a texas man who vanished on saturday has been found in, get this, a snake-infested manhole. 25-year-old kevin gonorman spent two days trapped in a deep hole in a wooded area. he was bitten by snakes and dehydrated when searchers found him yesterday but he was conscious and speaking clearly. firefighters pulled him out and took him to the hospital in fair condition. lucky dude. >> lucky indeed. >>> now here is a look at your weather. thunderstorms along the gulf coast, atlanta, and the carolinas. scattered afternoon showers in the northeast. hail, flash flooding and 80 mill an hour winds from the the dakotas to iowa and the twin cities. >> 87 in sacramento. 92 in albuquerque. another day of triple-digit heat for phoenix and dallas. indianapolis hits 89. detroit 84. 77 in boston. 91 in miami. >>> al
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Jul 30, 2011 12:00am EDT
-con is a big deal. it's like the super bowl for people that don't care about the super bowl. this time each year, thousands of fans emerge from their basements to congregate. not unlike cicadas, but without the mating. every year, i like to go to comic-con in disguise. you notice an extra hairy princess laia, that's probably me. meanwhile, the republican candidates for president today held a debate on twitter. i don't know if the point was to make them seem hip or relevant or what, but this debate combined the excitement of c-span with the suspense of typing. it was -- i don't think people should be allowed to ask us to vote for them for president of the united states in the same place kim kardashian writes about her favorite body butter. it doesn't seem right to me. and not only are the republicans using twitter to get their message across, next month, they're debating via video game. >> fox news presents the 2011 gop presidential primary debate. world of war craft edition. >> obama care is a disaster. but romney care is the same thing. >> it is not. >> the main thing is, we have to stay u
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Jul 14, 2011 12:00am EDT
and abraham lincoln gathered an army to turn back the big government dictators. they told ul revere to ride his horse to frodo. to tell him to cast him into the fires. but then, john wilkes booth showed up and killed lincoln. but there was still hope, because jesus appeared on the face of the liberty bell and he froze john wilkes booth in carbonite. and the liberal homosexuals sailed back to their gay country, while americans claimed their land and drank beer. and that's how freedom was born. [ applause ] >> jimmy: i didn't know -- some of that i didn't know, i'll be honest. let's go back out to cousin sal. who do you have there? wow. >> i'm sandy. >> jimmy: where are you from? >> i'm from michigan. >> jimmy: michigan. and are you trying to look like kyle petty, or is it just a coincidence? >> just a coincidence. >> jimmy: do people think that's you? >> no, they know it's kyle petty. >> jimmy: they do. okay, great. are you ready to belly flop? >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: okay, come on through and you can belly flop for us, all right? [ applause ] sal, go ahead and just grab a few people and send
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
weeks, a year, compared to under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the is
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >> a step up from a tux t-shirt. >> looks good in spandex. >>> a big morning in hollywood and we'll show you why. >>> also the former -- formal, rather, farewell for a first lady. today her hometown says good-bye. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take vesicare. vesicare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. if you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, stop taking vesicare and get emergency help. tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. vesicare may cause blurred vision, so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. common side effects are
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >>> the historic drought and blistering heat aren't bad enough, ranchers in texas now have another big problem on their hands. grass hoppers are taking over the land and eating up what little grass is left for the cows. the bone dry conditions are an ideal breeding ground, making this year's plague one of the largest in years. >>> and south texas will soon get some much-needed rain as another tropical storm develops off the coast of mexico. tropical storm don is expected to make landfall near corpus christi tomorrow night. the rain won't be enough to break the drought, even worse, cotton farmers say the storm could destroy their crops. forecasters don't expect it to become a hurricane. >> some forecasters say it's a blessing in disguise. at least you get a little relief from the drought. >> but not enough, right? >> not enough. >>> here's a look at your thursday forecast. stormy across the midwest. hail, gusty winds, flash flooding and a chance of tornados in omaha, des moines, chicago, and detroit. heavy afternoon down pours in the four corners region of the southwest. scattered thunderstorms
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. napping in the cell block. they're right at home. but what are these babies doing in the big house? we'll tell you, when we go inside the jailhouse nursery. >>> and, a stolen life. a major abc news exclusive. in her first ever interview, jaycee due jgard, kidnapped and held for 18 years, shares her story with abc's diane sawyer. she talks about giving birth in captivity -- >> i felt like i wasn't alone anymore. >> and how she made it through. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 8th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with today's british invasion. earlier tonight, heir to the british throne, prince william, and his bride, kate, the duchess of cambridge, arrived in los angeles as part of their north american visit. kate's f fst trip to the u.s. they were greeted with an unusual amount of hoopla for hollywood outsiders. since their wedding in april, watched by more than 1 billion people around the world, kate, in p
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 11:35pm EDT
that won't go out in august if the ceiling isn't raised, we'll have to put a big question mark there, because that has never happened. the national plot thickens. thank you for watching abc
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
. >> what do you want to talk about? >> jimmy: this big deal, you are doing "hairspray" at the hollywood bowl, which is a huge, beautiful outdoor area. you really -- you do a lot of these musicals, don't you? >> i love musicals. will you and your gal come to the show? >> jimmy: i would. are you playing -- you're not in a dress? >> no, no. i play sort of a dj and he hosts a music show. sort of like a straight ryan seacrest, sort of. [ applause ] st a joke. ryan's a friend. we've kissed. no, but it's a great show. >> jimmy: and one of the jonas brothers is in it. his virginity is going to go right out the window when he meets you. i mean, really. just all the estrogen flying and testosteroro, whatever, is going to douse him. >> i'm going to borrow the purity ring and burn my fingers. >> jimmy: be careful with that. you have to be veryry very careful. >> i love it. we have a good time. >> jimmy: that's a fun thing.g. >> i'm not great at singing. i'm not a great singer. >> jimmy: i would have guessed you are really good. >> i have to work very hard on it. "gle "glee," they would lather my vo
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